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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

So anyone knows if there's a program for OS X that'd convert PLTs to PDFs?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

Open the .plt file with 'GraphicConverter.' It's been bundled in with other Apple operating software for several years.

If not bundled; it can be located here: http://www.lemkesoft.com/

Open the file, then print as usual, using the 'save as PDF' feature.

I use this every now and then for HP files or other plot files for converting them to PDFs.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

If you pay the shareware fee (highly recommended) you can also batch process files. Graphic Converter is perhaps the greatest piece of shareware ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

I just copied this to the Tips forum ... but then followed the link and do not see PLT as a supported format:

http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/143/import-and-export-formats.html

Could you verify if the current version allows for the conversion?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

I have version 5.4.1 Rev2 dating back to 2005.

It opens .plt files just fine; Including ones generated the other day.

Edit; just checked the page link above and down the page is;

"HP-GL/2 Vector images. This format is normally used from plotters."


End edit....

Every now and then I get a plt instead of a pdf from a contractor and this program opens them up and displays the graphics just like a pdf.

It's a real 'can-opener!'

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

Great, thanks Mark!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:48 am    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

CorelDraw used to be able to do this also.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

Why not just open them in ArchiCAD? Then you can do what you want with them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

Ah....in versions of ArchiCAD before V10, where plotmaker was a stand alone program, plt files would not import accept as gibberish if you could get ArchiCAD to open the .plt at all.

Since we no longer use plotmaker, I never thought to try ArchiCAD. In doing so, it appears that Brad's suggestion really works!

ArchiCAD is indeed an interesting graphic utility as well as a CAD/BIM design program.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: PLT -> PDF converter for Mac OS X Reply with quote

Brad Elliott wrote:
Why not just open them in ArchiCAD? Then you can do what you want with them.


Shocked Thanks, Brad.

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